Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!
Welcome to IDAHOBIT celebrations at Monash University. This year’s theme is Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!
This powerful theme was chosen in light of the recent challenges that the world has faced. The global pandemic has reinforced the importance of community, solidarity and coming together in the face of adversity. We don’t yet know the extent to which the global pandemic has impacted social activism and the fight for equal rights. In the midst of ongoing challenges, this day of global awareness (17 May) continues to provide inspiration, support and healing to the LGBTIQ community.
Globally, IDAHOBIT has been acknowledged since 2004, bringing attention to the ongoing violence towards the LGBTIQ community and celebrating the richness of diverse human experience. May 17 is a significant date in the ongoing fight for equality. On this day in 1990, the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. The day is now celebrated in over 130 countries.
This week, we’ll come together to share stories, learn, teach and celebrate our LGBTIQ communities. We invite all to take part, including members of LGBTIQ communities and allies alike.